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Doctor insights on: Low Oxygen Levels After Bypass Surgery

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Is coronary bypass surgery low risk surgery?

Is coronary bypass surgery low risk surgery?

Generally yes.: The average mortality rate for coronary artery bypass surgery is between 1-3%, with 1% being the patients with the lowest risk and least complicated surgery and 3% being the most complicated of the surgeries.

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hypoxia (Definition)

Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to ...Read more


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Please advise if it's normal to have low BP after 20 days from having a bypass surgery?

Please advise if it's normal to have low BP after 20 days from having a bypass surgery?

BP: It is not unusual for BP to be low for some time after bypass but it usually comes back to pre surgical levels within 6 weeks or so.

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How to absorb more iron after having roux-n-y gastric bypass surgery since iron is absorbed in the beginning of your small intestines, which is bypassed after roux-n-y gastric bypass, where else can it be absorbed enough to keep your iron level up

How to absorb more iron after having roux-n-y gastric bypass surgery since iron is absorbed in the beginning of your small intestines, which is bypassed after roux-n-y gastric bypass, where else can it be absorbed enough to keep your iron level up

Generally: Generally the malabsorption seen after a roux-en-y lasts for about 18 months and eventually diminishes, so iron absorption will likely improve at around that time. If you simply can't get adequate iron, make sure your doctor looks at your ferritin level and not just hemoglobin level. You may indeed benefit from iron infusion or if you happen to be a premenopausal women with a heavy period, you may benefit from discussing birth control pills to help diminish the degree of bleeding that occurs each month with your menstrual cycle.

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Since I made my gastric bypass surgery I have problems with low blood sugar what I must do with this. Should stop taking sweets please help me. Thanks?

Since I made my gastric bypass surgery I have problems with low blood sugar what I must do with this. Should stop taking sweets please help me. Thanks?

Dumping syndrome: Gastric bypass results in very rapid absorption of sugars and then sudden drops call dumping syndrome eating smaller portions, less items with concentrated sugars like soda, avoiding liquids and eating complex carbs helps seek the assistance of nutritionist used to dealing with bypass patiens.

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I had stomach bypass surgery in 2006.I now have low red bood count. I take B12 1000mg day. Would a increase of B12 help my low blood count? 3

I had stomach bypass surgery in 2006.I now have low red bood count. I take B12 1000mg day. Would a increase of B12 help my low blood count? 3

Low blood counts: I would recommend having some labs done by your doctor. They can usually tell if low B12 is the real issue.

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My mom is 73 and has high blood pressure and diabetes she has also had triple bypass surgery a few years ago. She is is the hospital now for very low?

My mom is 73 and has high blood pressure and diabetes she has also had triple bypass surgery a few years ago. She is is the hospital now for very low?

Low BP: There are many reasons for low BP in a cardiac patient. The heart function could be reduced, too much BP lowering medication, or fluid around the heart. There are other non-heart reasons such as an infection or problems with thyroid or adrenal gland, or also anemia. Could be as uncomplicated as dehydrated/fluid deplete status. It is good she is being evaluated in a hospital setting.

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Can u have more than I bypass surgery?

Can u have more than I bypass surgery?

Yes--may not need to: Coronary bypass is done these days using the mammary artery (from under the collarbone) to create a great size-matched bypass into the lad (artery on the front of the heart). This almost always lasts a lifetime. Vein grafts may fail after 6 years ~ 50% of the time. It is often possible to treat these failures with stents of the original arteries (or the grafts) rather than doing another bypass.

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What options if bypass surgery cannot be performed?

What options if bypass surgery cannot be performed?

Meds, PCI, TMR: Medical therapy first and foremost. Angioplasty if suitable target vessels. Tmr is laser channels for refractory angina if above fail.

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How much would a quadruple bypass surgery cost?

How much would a quadruple bypass surgery cost?

Depends: The total cost ranges anywhere between $35, 000 to about $70, 000 depending on which hospital and which region of the country you have it done at.

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Grandpa having a double bypass surgery, is it safe?

Grandpa having a double bypass surgery, is it safe?

Bypass surgery: If he has blocked coronary arteries, and they can it be fixed with stenting, then yes he will need bypass surgery. It is a big operation, but is safe if done by an experienced surgeon.

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Experiencing angina pain? Do I need bypass surgery?

Experiencing angina pain? Do I need bypass surgery?

Various factors: Depends upon the type, site and number of blockages and the also the heart pump function. Also depends on whether or not medical therapy has improved your symptoms and the degree of functional limitation you are experiencing. A detailed discussion with your cardiologist after your coronary angiogram is the best way to proceed.

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Can you really avoid bypass surgery with ecp / eecp?

Doubt the hype: There some theoretical reasons why ecp may be useful to relieve ischemia, but if one is seriously a candidate for coronary bypass surgery, it is likely that ecp is an option only if one wants to avoid surgery; it is not a good alternative mainstream option.

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What is bladder bypass surgery? When does someone need it?

What is bladder bypass surgery? When does someone need it?

Urinary diversion: The urinary tract diversion, rather than the bypass surgery is performed whenever the urinary bladder has been completely removed. Usually a new bladder is performed using ileum or colon, and separated from the origin, as a single loop which is attached to the abdominal wall and the skin. the ureters are connected to the new bladder, and now the flow has a different rout.

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What is the price range for angioplasty or bypass surgery?

What is the price range for angioplasty or bypass surgery?

Prices: Prices would be very difficult to quote due to differences in insurance companies, hospital charges, geographic differences (that do affect costs) and other factors.

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What are the odds of surviving a second quadruple bypass surgery?

Great: However, you need tighter risk factor control so there is not a 3d bypass procedure. See our preventive medicien center wellness protecting. .. Numbers" on our www. Thepmc. Org website /or read my book "maximum healing.".

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Why do so many docs encourage having bypass surgery? Is it really that great?

Why do so many docs encourage having bypass surgery? Is it really that great?

I disagree: CABG is used much less than it used to be used since drug eluting stents and angioplasty have become a mature therapy. The indications for surgery are very specific and carefully scrutinized. It's primarily used to prolong life and to relieve symptoms that are not amenable to percutaneous intervention. When used appropriately, it's "great".

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What is aneurysm bypass surgery?

Usually replace: Graft material is sewn or implanted to replace the deteriorated arterial segment-aneurysm. Occasionally bypassed and ligated in popliteal but usually endo grafted or replaced in abdomen or chest.

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How effective is leg bypass surgery?

How effective is leg bypass surgery?

Depends: Leg bypasses are typically done when someone has pain or a non-healing wound from poor circulation. If the bypass is open then it will be effective at healing wounds and improving pain. How long bypasses work is another loaded question and depends in many factors. Some include, smoking status, is vein used as a conduit or synthetic material, is the bypass to an above or belw knee artery.

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Triple bypass surgery survival rate?

Triple bypass surgery survival rate?

Quite high: Depends on risk factors going in! The operation itself carries good results in general, but smokers, diabetics, obese have increased risks to have the problems and to recover.

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more